I Feel Safe to Travel

Compared to the previous wave, Atlantic Canadian residents’ feelings of safety towards all travel destinations remained stable. Atlantic Canadian residents are the most likely to feel comfortable travelling within their province in Canada:

  • 82% somewhat/strongly agree that they feel safe travelling to communities near them.

o    Up from 79% during the Jan. 26th, 2021 survey.

o    Alberta residents are the next most likely with 74% stating they feel safe travelling to communities near them.

  • 73% somewhat/strongly agree that they feel safe travelling to communities within their province.

o    Up from 70% during the Jan. 26th, 2020 survey.

o    Alberta residents are the next most likely with 63% stating they feel safe travelling within their province.

o    British Columbia residents are the least likely to feel comfortable travelling within their province with less than half (42%) stating they feel comfortable.

When compared to other Canadian residents, Atlantic Canadian residents continue to be the most likely to feel uncomfortable travelling to other provinces or territories in Canada and internationally.

  • 19% somewhat/strongly agree that they feel comfortable travelling to other Canadian provinces or territories.

o    Up from 15% during the last survey wave.

o    Alberta residents continue to be the most likely to feel comfortable travelling to other Canadian provinces or territories, by a notable margin, at 43%.

  • Residents from Saskatchewan/Manitoba were the next most likely to feel comfortable travelling throughout Canada at 29%.
  • 5% somewhat/strongly agree that they feel comfortable travelling to the United States and 7% internationally.

o    Alberta residents are the most likely to feel comfortable travelling internationally (~16%).

Level of Welcome

Atlantic Canadian residents are the most likely in the country to welcome visitors from within their province.

  • 75% are somewhat/strongly agree with welcoming visitors from communities near them.

o    This is a notable jump from 66% during the January 19th, 2021 survey wave.

o    Quebec residents were the least likely to welcome visitors from communities near them at 39%.

  • 64% are somewhat/strongly agree with welcoming visitors from other parts of their province.

o    Up from 58% during the January 19th, 2021 survey wave and up from a low of 54% during the November 24th, 2020 survey wave.

o    British Columbia and Ontario residents were the least likely in the country to welcome visitors from other parts of their province, at 27% and 28%, respectively.

Atlantic Canadian residents are not likely to be welcoming of visitors from other parts of Canada or internationally.

  • Only 15% stated they are likely to welcome visitors from other parts of Canada.

o    This was tied with British Columbia residents for the lowest mark in the country.

o    Alberta residents were the most likely to welcome residents from other parts of Canada at 38%.

  • Approximately 5% stated they would welcome visitors from the United States and 4% from other countries.

o    These were both the lowest marks in the country.

o    Alberta residents are the most likely to welcome visitors from the United States (17%) and from other countries (15%).

 

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